Patient: Will my eyesight changed after ptosis surgery?

Dr. Prasad: Most people after ptosis surgery appreciate an improvement in their vision due to the improvement in the eyelid position relative to the pupil. My patients have reported that the world appears brighter and that they don't feel the strain of keeping their eyes open any more. In terms of wearing glasses and contact lenses, I advise my patients they can wear their glasses if needed after surgery but as far as contact lenses are concerned, I usually recommend waiting about a week since during that time, antibiotic ophthalmic ointment is being applied to the eyelids and it can get on the contact lenses and affect their quality of the vision.

When resuming contact lens wear, I advise liberal use of lubricating eyedrops since it's expected that the eyes will be more dry in the postoperative period and with the eyes being more open, the tear film may need supplementation. In terms of your eye glass or contact lens prescription, it's possible you may need to adjust your prescription. When the eyelid is drooping, it can affect the curvature of the cornea causing a very mild astigmatism. I generally recommend waiting several months before having the patients go to their ophthalmologist to check if their prescription is changed.

Wearing Glasses or Contacts After Eyelid Surgery Requires Extra Care

Dr. Amiya Prasad explains how eyesight can improve after ptosis surgery because of improved eyelid position in relation to the pupil, but cautions against using contact lenses during the healing period.